Don't just finish with a degree. Finish with stories.
Live in the heart of uni where you’ll become mates with a great bunch of people from all over Australia, from all over the world! Experience our chill, relaxed NQ lifestyle at JCU Townsville and JCU Cairns, or be in the centre of the action at JCU Brisbane as you begin your journey to your new career. You’ll create your own stories, and memories for life, in a safe, secure environment.
Live on Campus with JCU Uni Accommodation
It goes without saying that enrolling in university is a choice that is made to kickstart your chosen career. Obtaining your degree is either the first step on your pathway or a way to better your knowledge and experience. But university is much more than obtaining a qualification. It teaches you invaluable life skills, introduces you to like-minded individuals and provides you with stories that last a lifetime.
When enrolling at James Cook University, you can choose on-campus accommodation that enables you to live at the heart of uni. Live conveniently close to lectures, seminars, libraries and computer rooms without compromising on comfort. With a variety of accommodation options available, you are sure to find something that caters to your needs.
Regional vs Metro Uni Student Accommodation
The university that you choose can have a huge impact on your experiences while studying. While some students may feel that regional campuses are limiting, living in regional vs metro student accommodation can provide many benefits. These include:
Cost of living
Accommodation for uni students is always going to cost more in metro areas than in regional areas. The further you move from the CBD areas, the cheaper the accommodation will cost. But this doesn’t mean you have to move to the middle of the bush. JCU has campuses in Townsville and Cairns, enabling you to benefit from cheaper accommodation without impacting your experience.
Friendships and housemates
If you ask anyone who has lived with peers in uni accommodation in Queensland and other regional areas, they’ll tell you of the funny stories, camaraderie and long-lasting friendships. In the close-knit community of regional areas, you are likely to gel with the people that you live with more. You’ll spend more time integrating with those around you because there’ll be fewer people in the area.
The pace of life in Australia’s regional areas is much more relaxed than in metropolitan areas. The pace is much slower and the ‘go go go’ approach of metro cities is alleviated. You’ll benefit from smaller classes and less pressure, enabling you to focus on your studies without your social life constantly pulling you from A to B and back again.
Browse JCU’s Accommodation for Uni Students in Queensland
When you are studying on the East Coast, James Cook University is for you. With a diverse range of accommodation types, you are sure to find the perfect uni student accommodation in Queensland for you. With locations in Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns you can live as near to a metropolitan area as you like. With comprehensive options that include private rooms, common areas and even additional services such as your meals, laundry and cleaning, you are sure to find something you love.
Whether you stay on campus or off campus, you are about to embark on some of the most memorable years of your life. Independent living, unforgettable memories and forever friendships are all on the cards. Get in touch today to discover your options at James Cook University.
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